Benefits of Sunscreen


Knowing the benefits of sunscreen and using sunscreen daily is very important to stay protected from the sun's harmful Ultraviolet (UV) rays and the damage that comes along. Sunscreen protects and prevents sun damage such as tanning, sunburns, sun-induced pigmentation, uneven skin tone, dull skin, and even skin cancer.

Regular application and consistent reapplication when going out in the sun will provide maximum protection against sun-caused skin damage and make your skin look refreshed, healthy, even-toned, even-toned, and brighter. 

Here are some benefits of sunscreen:

  • Protection from UVA/UVB rays

The Sun Protection Factor or SPF protects against the sun's harmful UVB rays, and the PA index or Protection Grade of UVA protects against the sun's harmful UVA rays. They are responsible for causing sunburns, aging, and even skin cancer.

  • Reveals a bright, glowy skin

Sunscreen with ingredients such as Vitamin C has brightening benefits due to the antioxidant power of Vitamin C, which has fantastic brightening effects on the skin, giving you a dewy finish and a brightened glow from within with regular use.

  • Prevents signs of aging

The sun's harmful UV rays cause signs of premature aging, such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. Sunscreen prevents these signs of aging caused by UV rays by protecting against them.

  • Fights dark spots and sun-induced pigmentation

It prevents the formation of dark patches on your skin due to harmful UV rays and protects against skin pigmentation due to sun exposure.

  • Promotes even skin tone

By fighting dark spots and pigmentation, sunscreen makes your skin look even more toned and free from blemishes.

  • Reduces inflammation and redness

Going out in the sun may cause burning sensations on your skin that lead to the appearance of redness and inflamed skin.

  • Prevents sunburns

Staying out in the sun too long can cause sunburns on sensitive skin, which is painful and makes your skin appear red. Sunscreen blocks UV rays that are responsible for causing these painful sunburns.

  • Protects from blue light

Harmful blue light is naturally present in the sun; it also reaches our skin from exposure to electronic devices such as computer screens, mobile phones, etc. A sunscreen protects against this harmful blue light naturally present in the sun and electronic devices 

  • Reduces the risk of skin cancer 

The UV rays may even cause cancer cells to form and put us at risk of developing skin cancer, making it even more important not to expose ourselves to the sun without the protection of sunscreen.

  • Maintains overall skin health

By preventing signs of aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines that cause the skin to loosen up, sunscreen maintains the elasticity and firmness of the skin and improves overall skin health.

Which Sunscreen Is Ideal For You?

There is no doubt there are numerous benefits of sunscreen that should be used daily for protection and prevention, but from a vast pool of sunscreens in the market, which one is ideal for you can be slightly confusing. Here's how you should select the one that is perfect for you : 

  • Sun Protection Factor or SPF 

The sun protection factor, or SPF, is the first thing to look for in sunscreen. Protection from UV rays is increased with a higher SPF. Sunscreens with SPF of 15, 30, and 50 are available on the market. SPF 15 and lower block 93%, 97%, and 98% of UVB rays, respectively. So, selecting a sunscreen with a high SPF is essential to ensure maximum protection from harmful UVB rays.

  • Protection Grade of UVA (PA index) 

A common mistake is to only look at the SPF label on sunscreen. While SPF is essential and primary to check when selecting a sunscreen as it protects against the sun's harmful UVB rays, the Protection Grade of UVA or the PA rating of a sunscreen is equally important to check as it protects against the sun's harmful UVA rays. A rating of PA+ blocks 40–50%, PA++ 60–70%, PA+++ up to 90%, and PA++++ up to 95% of these UVA rays. So, while selecting a sunscreen, it's essential to look at the PA rating and the SPF.

  • Thick or Runny, Lightweight or Sticky?

Most high SPF sunscreens have a thick, sticky texture and leave a quite eminent white cast. It's essential to consider the texture and feel of the sunscreen because you have to apply sunscreen every day and reapply every few hours when going out in the sun. If the texture does not sit well on your skin, it will be very inconvenient for you, so you should choose a sunscreen that does not feel thick, heavy, or sticky.

  • Ingredients In a Sunscreen

A sunscreen with ingredients such as Vitamin C that is rich in antioxidants promotes skin brightening and provides an additional layer of protection from the sun. To ensure your sunscreen isn't drying, look for hydrating ingredients, and to aid in barrier repair, look for strengthening ingredients such as Ceramides. It is essential to ensure that the ingredients in your sunscreen are according to your skin's needs and not irritating. Vitamin C can sometimes irritate sensitive skin due to its unstable nature. So, a more stable variant of Vitamin C, such as THD Ascorbate or the Gold Standard of Vitamin C, which is gentle on sensitive skin, should be preferred. 

After carefully checking these factors, you can choose a sunscreen that is ideal for your skin. Light Up Beauty's Gold Rush Sunscreen has SPF 60 and PA++++ UVA/UVB filters that offer maximum sun protection. It also features THD Ascorbate, or the Gold Standard of Vitamin C, which is not only gentle on the skin but is also 50 times more effective than the Vitamin C found in other sunscreens in the Indian market.

advantages of vitamin c sunscreen

It penetrates 3x faster and has an ultra-lightweight and non-sticky texture. It also has a 1% Ceramide Complex that strengthens the skin barrier, making it look like an ideal sunscreen.


Wearing sunscreen daily, especially when going out, is essential to protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV rays, which can cause various skin issues. Sunscreen protects against these issues by blocking these damaging UV rays.

To choose an ideal sunscreen, consider SPF and PA rating, texture, and ingredients in the sunscreen. Light Up Beauty's Gold Rush sunscreen has an SPF of 60 and PA++++ UV filters that provide maximum protection from sun damage, THD Ascorbate or the Gold Standard of Vitamin C - a gentle and more practical variant of traditional Vitamin C that has brightening benefits and is soothing for sensitive skin, a 1% Ceramide Complex that strengthens the skin barrier and is ultra-lightweight and fast absorbing making it an ideal choice for sunscreen.